Ok so Firesword currently has a slight problem and part of this is down to how stagger thp functions and BW’s synergy with the Firesword’s DoTs via Famished Flames, Enhanced Power and Soot Shield. Right now the best way to play firesword on BW is to just spam H1 into everything for insane control, thp gain, damage reduction AND also do rather respectable damage via the DoT. A fix for this would be to change BW but that wouldn’t do much to help the weapon when it comes to the way its used since the rest of the moveset is essentially just a worse 1h sword. So here’s a potential solution I came up with in the space of like 30 seconds (so y’know…take it with a grain of salt):
Remove the DoT from H1, add the ability to apply DoTs with light attacks
This would give firesword an inbuilt “flense” of sorts but with burns. The balancing factor here is that H1 would still be the best option for control and thp gain with stagger but it would no longer be a dps option meanwhile the currently underwhelming light chain would become quite good in the hands of BW and Unchained (Pyro would still be best off with 1h sword due to finesse values and crit chance stacking). In addition it wouldn’t be as overwhelming as Flense is on WHC currently as Firesword’s lights have relatively low cleave and so shouldn’t be outputting anything near what, say, billhook with Flense does.
Lemme know what you think lads and lasses